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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is full of top-quality food and drink independents, from buzzing Nottingham restaurants to delightful rural farm shops and beautiful village pubs hidden away from well-trodden paths. Overseen by Notts editor Abby, who lives near Nottingham, Great Food Club will guide you to the best Nottinghamshire restaurants, pubs, producers, delis and farm shops, with some great member offers thrown in.

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  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
  • Up to 25% off with your free membership card

Recommended businesses in Nottinghamshire

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • 200 Degrees Coffee Shop & School

    A cafe and barista school in one. This place serves wonderful hand-roasted coffee and top class fresh food in a warm and stylish environment…

    Currently no offers
  • Alchemilla

    Alchemilla in Nottingham serves superb contemporary British cuisine in a beautifully modernised 200-year-old former coaching house…

    Currently no offers
  • Cafe Roya

    Eclectic, global-influenced vegetarian restaurant that is proving a hit with meat eaters too…

    Currently no offers
  • Chocolate Utopia

    An independent, family-run Nottingham business producing an amazing range of delicious handmade, high quality chocolates…

    Currently no offers
  • Country Victualler

    A small family producer founded in 1973 offering a variety of unique products, including the legendary Alderton ham…

    10% off all products, including Alderton ham
  • Delilah Fine Foods

    A past winner of UK Deli of the Year and one of the best of its kind in the UK: more than 3,000 square feet packed with delightful produce…

    Currently no offers
  • Delish Online Farm Shop & Deli

    A delightful little shop selling fruit, veg, meat and cheese sourced from Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, with free local delivery…

    25% off your first order and 10% off subsequent orders
  • Edin’s Patisserie Bar & Kitchen

    A cosy, delightful and rather bohemian café in Nottingham’s Hockley area, serving fabulous food at reasonable prices…

    Currently no offers
  • Escabeche

    An informal, modern tapas restaurant, serving a wide variety of excellent Mediterranean and internationally inspired dishes…

    Currently no offers
  • Freshly Spiced

    A Nottingham business with a passion for producing creative and additive-free spice blends to perk up your cooking…

    Any five spice blends for £8 (25g packs)
  • Gonalston Farm Shop & Deli

    One of the UK’s very best farm shops, offering an award-winning cheese counter, brilliant butchery and jaw-dropping fish section…

    10% off all butchery items on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday...
  • Hambleton Bakery West Bridgford

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven…

    Free loaf or jute bag when you spend over £10
  • Harker’s Farm Shop

    Animal welfare and a passion for high quality local food are two reasons why the shop on Blackberry Farm, established in 1954, has a reputation for selling some of the region’s best meat…

    10% off meat in the farm shop on Tuesdays and...
  • Hart’s Restaurant

    Named Nottingham Restaurant of the Year several times, Hart’s combines exceptional cooking with modern urban style and professional service…

    10% discount Monday to Friday (lunch and dinner). Not valid...
  • Hopology Beer Shop

    A wonderful small shop selling a varied range of craft beer brewed in the UK, Europe and further afield – enter to receive an education in 21st century ale…

    10% off beer and cider purchased on a Wednesday
  • Johnny Pusztai at JT Beedham & Son

    Ex-Observer Food Monthly’s Producer of the Year. Britain’s best butcher?

    Free pound of sausages on your first visit to Johnny...
  • La Rock

    An oasis of seriously impressive food hidden away down a backstreet in Sandiacre between Nottingham and Derby…

    Currently no offers
  • Langar Hall

    A very special country hotel and restaurant with many loyal fans. Langar Hall has a unique charm all of its own…

    Free glass of wine per person for up to four...
  • Maxeys Farm Shop

    A family-run farm shop offering a good range of food and drink, including fresh fruit and veg grown in surrounding fields…

    Currently no offers
  • Mimi Artisan Bakery

    Mimi’s is a delightful micro bakery located in an ancient ginnel in the heart of Nottingham town centre…

    Currently no offers
  • No. 4 Wood St

    No. 4 Wood St is a gem of a boutique fine-dining restaurant hidden away down a backstreet in Mansfield…

    Great Food Club A La Carte Special: three courses for...
  • Old Theatre Deli

    A slick cafe/deli serving well sourced and nicely prepared food, housed in an old Georgian theatre in the middle of town…

    Currently no offers
  • Oozee Boozee Bakes

    A Nottingham-based cake company specialising in delicious cakes and sweet treats, using alcohol as a key ingredient…

    A free mini Gin & Tonic Bundt Cake (serves one)...
  • Oscar & Rosie’s Pizza

    Great-quality thin and crispy handmade pizzas served till late…

    A free basket of Twice Cooked Potato Wedges with every...
  • Ottar Chocolate

    A team of small-batch chocolate makers and pastry chefs, producing on the Welbeck Estate in north Nottinghamshire…

    Currently no offers
  • Perkins Bar & Bistro

    This restaurant in Plumtree, Notts, is set in a restored Victorian railway station, has its own smokehouse and comes with 30 years’ experience under its belt…

    10% off the a la carte menu, Monday to Friday
  • Pheasantry Brewery

    An award-winning microbrewery with an attached café-restaurant available to hire, located on a family farm…

    10% off Pheasantry Brewery beers
  • Roast Event

    Roast Event provides events catering with a difference, offering Porchetta Italiana – an Italian take on classic English hog roasts…

    10% off the price of catering for any event
  • Sauce Shop

    Nottingham-based small-batch producers of natural, additive and thickener-free sauces…

    Currently no offers
  • Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti

    Hidden away in Nottingham’s bohemian Hockley, this cosy and characterful restaurant serves some of the tastiest Italian inspired food in town…

    Currently no offers
  • Small Food Bakery

    A small-batch Nottingham bakery specialising in naturally fermented sourdough loaves, pastries and pizzas…

    5% discount on any purchases at the bakery, including sourdough...
  • Stewarts of Trent Bridge

    With over 30 years’ experience of selecting, blending and roasting coffees, this Nottingham hidden gem should be known to every home barista…

    20% off all online coffee orders
  • Thaymar Ice Cream

    Superb real dairy ice cream made on the family farm near Retford, Notts, available to eat in the tearoom or buy from the farm shop…

    10% off take-home packs of ice cream, Monday to Friday...
  • The Amazing Chocolate Workshop

    The Amazing Chocolate Workshop is a proud purveyor of mind-bogglingly unusual chocolate creations that have to be seen to be believed…

    10% off any purchase over £10 in ACW's pop-up shops
  • The Black Bull

    An accomplished food-focused pub/restaurant that focuses on traditional, local produce…

    Currently no offers
  • The Brown Cow

    An award-winning traditional-style pub offering bar snacks only but an exceptional beer and cider range…

    Currently no offers
  • The Cheese Shop Deli and Cafe

    A beautiful food shop in the heart of Nottingham run by two brothers with a true passion for cheese…

    Currently no offers
  • The Chestnut

    A family-owned village pub in Radcliffe-on-Trent with an emphasis on relaxed, casual dining…

    A free half pint of beer or small glass of...
  • The Clock House Cafe

    A quaint cafe in an unusual setting, run by a talented chef with experience of Michelin-starred kitchens. Cakes and tarts to die for…

    15% off the total bill from Monday to Friday
  • The Cod’s Scallops

    A delightful Nottingham fish and chip shop offering all the favourites, plus rarer choices such as gurnard, hake, herring, lobster and oysters, and delicious chips, all fried in beef dripping…

    Currently no offers
  • The Cross Keys

    This delightful village pub serves up a quality seasonal menu, with fine wines and craft beers. It even has room to park the pony!

    Currently no offers
  • The Cumin

    A reliably good restaurant in the middle of Nottingham that serves north Indian food with a slight East African twist…

    20% off main courses and starters not including December
  • The Final Whistle

    Railway-themed and full of character, this unique place offers ten cask ales, decent bar snacks and everything a ‘real pub’ aficionado could want…

    Currently no offers
  • The Four Bells Inn

    A delightful pub and restaurant set in the pretty village of Woodborough, not far from Nottingham city centre but in the heart of the countryside, showcasing ‘Best of British’ food…

    Currently no offers
  • The Harley Cafe

    A bustling cafe surrounded by artisan food producers on the Welbeck Estate. Shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2015…

    Currently no offers
  • The Larder on Goosegate

    This Nottingham restaurant was once home to the very first Boots shop, opened by Jesse Boot in 1849. Today it offers no headache pills but plenty of culinary thrills…

    15% off the a la carte food bill, Tuesday to...
  • The Malt Cross

    A delightful and historic bar and café, located in a beautiful Victorian Musical Hall in the heart of Nottingham…

    Currently no offers
  • The Marquis of Granby

    Pub belonging to Brewster’s, a Grantham brewery founded by former British Brewer of the Year, Sara Barton. Here you can sample Brewster’s innovative craft beers…

    Free half of Brewster's Hophead or Marquis with Friday night...
  • The Martin’s Arms

    The Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year 2012-18 for Nottinghamshire provides superlative food in wonderful classic village pub surroundings…

    10% off the total food bill (excluding Saturday night and...
  • The Old Volunteer

    The ‘Old Vol’ is a delightful rural pub in pretty Caythorpe in the Nottinghamshire countryside, offering great food and a warm welcome…

    Currently no offers
  • The Orange Tree

    A laidback bar-restaurant that offers classic British pub food – prepared using seasonal, local ingredients and cooked with flair…

    A medium glass of house wine or a bottled beer...
  • The Peel Wood-Fired Kitchen

    A family-run business based in Newark, serving delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas from a converted van that’s home to a wood-fired oven…

    Currently no offers
  • The Railway

    The Railway is a family friendly village pub in the heart of Lowdham, with an emphasis on high quality food and hand-pulled ales…

    Currently no offers
  • The Robin Hood (AND) Little John

    A traditional pub run by a local microbrewery, showcasing a magnificent array of cask beers and real ciders, plus some pleasing bar snacks…

    Buy a two-pint carton or four-pint flagon take-away of real...
  • The Royal Oak Pub & Kitchen

    A friendly pub in the heart of Radcliffe on Trent serving locally sourced produce, a good choice of cask ales and wines, plus great service…

    Currently no offers
  • The School of Artisan Food

    Teaching all aspects of food production, The School of Artisan Food is the learning hub for Britain’s artisan food revival, offering superb tutors and equipment…

    10% off all courses (not including diploma)
  • The Sir John Borlase Warren

    A thoroughbred ‘proper’ pub, laid-back and welcoming, with a great selection of drinks and a hearty food offering…

    Currently no offers
  • The Specialty Coffee Shop

    A superb independent Nottingham coffee shop, owned and run by a young Italian couple with a huge passion for good coffee…

    Breakfast for £5 (any one of the breakfast items plus...
  • The Staunton Arms

    The Staunton Arms is a fine old village pub in the Vale of Belvoir, offering fresh food daily via a distinctive and original menu…

    Currently no offers
  • The Unicorn’s Head

    Welcoming early 18th century pub with a friendly feel and a menu offering fresh, affordable home-cooked pub food alongside good local cask ales…

    20% off the total bill Monday to Sunday
  • The Welbeck Bakehouse

    A wholesale bakery dedicated to traditional techniques and long-fermentation processes that produces more than 40 types of breads and pastries…

    No direct offer but members can get 10% off Welbeck...
  • The Wheatsheaf Pub & Kitchen

    A delightful, family-owned, Grade II-listed pub, serving excellent home-cooked food, situated at the heart of Bingham…

    Currently no offers
  • Ugly Bread Bakery & Cafe

    A delightful Nottingham bakery and café, with a superb range of freshly baked breads, sourdough pizzas, focaccia, mezzaluna, hand-made cakes and cannoli to eat in or take away…

    Two for one pizza: buy any two pizzas, get the...
  • Welbeck Abbey Brewery

    A brewer of high quality traditional cask ales with its own bar located on site and offering regular brewery tours…

    Currently no offers
  • Welbeck Farm Shop

    An exceptional farm shop at the heart of an artisan food enclave – the Welbeck estate. Here you’ll find bread from Welbeck Bakehouse, beer from the estate brewery, locally made cheese, and more…

    10% off on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • White Rabbit Tea House

    A welcoming little tea house in Nottingham serving speciality teas, homemade cakes, light lunches and traditional English Afternoon Teas…

    Currently no offers
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